The ever-changing world of youth sports

While the L.A. Times’ Eric Sondheimer’s article in today’s paper was ostensibly about the way youth sports has transformed due to technology, there is, as usual in his articles, an underlying theme. Namely, that along with the growth of tech’s role in training and recruiting, comes a price. Now, children are starting to be recruited earlier, are practicing more rigidly, and getting more serious about their sports. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? As in most cases, there is probably a little of both.